Front plate of "Pennsylvanian Fire-Place" or "Franklin stove", ca. 1760
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"Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary traveling exhibition, 2005-2008
Related Publications

Fry, Joel T., ""Benjamin Franklin and the Pennsylvania Fireplace : A History and a New Example from Bartram's Garden" (Unpublished manuscript (11/ 1987) revised (4/1991).

Mercer, Henry Chapman, The Bible in Iron; Pictured Stoves and Stoveplates of the Pennsylvania Germans, Third Edition (Doylestown : Bucks County Historical Society, 1961)

Found on the grounds (literally, in the ground) at the historic home of John Bartram and his family in Philadelphia. Bartram was a close associate of Franklin's, though there is no firm documentation for the presence of the stove in the ground of what had been Bartram's greenhouse. Terms of Use Credits